Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Sterling Pass to Vultee Arch
when Sunday, November 1, 2020
where Sedona
the hike     Sterling Pass is one of best beautiful hikes to enjoy the most colorful of seasons. From the trailhead the trail is up, with some switchbacks, to the pass. We will descend to Sterling Canyon and continue to the right for 100 yards to a large rock outcropping, which offers excellent views of the Vultee Arch. We are not bushwhacking to the arch, just viewing the arch and surrounding canyon. We’ll hike back the same way.
    The trail is covered with mixed confer forest, dwarf maples and oaks, making scarlet and peach colors in the fall.
distance 7.2 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-1155' elevation change
elevations 4735’ at the trailhead to 5990’ at the pass
type round trip
starting at
Sterling Pass Trailhead 34° 56.185' N,  111° 44.829' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Sterling Pass Trail
rating "B-"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member
weather Sedona
You must email the leader to confirm.
Please provide your cell phone number when you sign up in case we need to contact you on the day of the hike.
meet 8:00 AM at the trailhead.
•  From the roundabout intersection of State Route 179 and State Route 89A in Sedona, go north on SR 89A for 6.4 miles to the trailhead on the west side of the road, about a half mile north of Milepost 380.
Park in one of the roadside pullouts across from Manzanita Campground.
Because the parking along the road is limited to 5-6 cars, I recommend all of you arrange carpooling. I will camp overnight.

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